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Live Below the Line: a reflection on my week

Now that I’ve successfully completed my Live Below the Line challenge, during which I lived on £1 a day for 5 days in order to raise money for Action Against Hunger, and am back onto a normal eating pattern, I thought I’d reflect on what I learned from my week of simulated poverty. 705 more words


Can You Live on Less than $1.50 a Day?

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Globally, about 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty, surviving on less than $1.25 a day. This is a huge number of people, roughly four times the population of the United States. 517 more words


Living under the poverty line, 2015 Trent volunteers

For our fundraising activity, as we are heading to Sri Lanka for three weeks in June to volunteer in the Rosie May Home, we decided to live under £1 a day for five days and spend a night outside to show what it is like to live under the poverty line. 1,096 more words

Rosie May

Poverty is everywhere

Sometimes when I look back at blog posts I’m pleasantly surprised by what I wrote, other times I realise that I’ve struck completely the wrong tone, or I see the nuance that I failed to represent. 398 more words


Live below the line to raise money for UNICEF

By Maria Jacobsen Zafar

Could you live on £1 a day for 5 days? The President of the UNICEF On Campus Society, Tahira Iqbal, is doing it, and hopes YOU want to join her in the Live Below The Line Challenge. 422 more words

On Campus

Live Below The Line

Life in the UK is incredibly comfortable.

Some facts:

  • When I was on Job Seeker’s Allowance and Housing Benefit I had £16.89 per day to live on, which covered my rent, my bills, my toiletries, and my food, and I didn’t have to pay council tax!
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The Minotts are on a Mission!

It doesn’t make sense that our friends around the world have to fight every day just to survive, especially when we have the ability to do something about it. 83 more words